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Food & Drinkat The Canteen

We will be closing at 10:45am on Saturday 1st June due to a private function.


A waterfront cafe, with a passion for local, seasonal produce. We serve fresh, wholesome, great quality food. Don’t forget to check out our daily changing range of cakes available on our servery too.

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Takeawayat The Canteen

Our full menu is available for takeaway. we are also on deliveroo & ubereats.

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Private Hireat The Canteen

Situated on Old Portsmouth’s historic waterfront, The Canteen provides an iconic backdrop for any special occasion. Our unique venue is available for private hire for your event anytime of the year. We can cater for a minimum of 40 and a maximum of 80 people. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or hosting a corporate meeting, we ask you to choose one of our food packages to compliment your event.

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Waterfront eateryat The Canteen

We are a family run waterfront eatery located in the historic barracks in the Hotwalls. Run by a fantastic team of staff, we have been lucky enough to be serving the people of Old Portsmouth and beyond since July 2016. With our enthusiastic team of chefs led by Gavin Wight, busy in the kitchen, we offer a delicious breakfast and lunch menu.

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If you would like to find out more about our event packages you can download our event brochure here:

We do not take bookings, but operate a first come, first served queueing system.
We will always get you seated; at busy times this just might mean a short wait.